Insider Tips - Dubrovnik & Dalmatian Coast

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Our top insider tips for Dubrovnik & Dalmatian Coast:

 

Hiking with distant views

There is a panoramic hiking trail on the rural island of Pašman that winds its way through rocks, sage and rosemary for 24 km (14.9 miles). The trail runs all the way from the bridge to Ugljan to Tkon. Although there are no hotels on Pašman, there are several private rooms and campsites available on the island. Simple former fishing huts are also available through Val Tours. Trg hrvatskih velikana | 23210 Biograd na Moru | Tel. 023 38 64 79

 

Sculpted stone

Dražen Jakšić was a hugely talented sculptor who made the most magnificent sculptures out of the famous Brač Rock. In Donji Humac the small Jakšić galery exhibits works by this incredibly creative family, whose men are now the third generation working as sculptors. Tel. 021 64 77 10 | Information Milna: Tourist Info | Milna | Tel. 021 63 62 33

 

Gourmet temple

Šibenik’s well-to-do society has fully embraced Pelegrini’s fusion cuisine. Chef Rudi combines Dalmatian traditions with modern culinary skills and serves up the result amidst exposed stone walls. It is situated above Bunari Museum and decorated in a rustic, minimalist style. Jurja Dalmatinca 1 | Tel. 022 21 37 01 | Expensive

 

Ancient Shipwrecks

Embark on a diving expedition at any of the beaches surrounding Cavtat. Several trading vessels carrying amphorae sunk off Cavtat and it is an unforgettable experience to dive down and see the ancient shipwrecks centuries later. Excursions are organized by Epidaurum Diving Center. Šetalište Žal | Tel. 020 47 13 86

 

Camping in paradise

The Adriatic campsite is a very enchanting spot and resembles a mini garden of Eden. Stairs and wooden rope bridges lead down into a small, romantic bathing bay with a beach bar and diving school. There are camping spots on the terraces and also 12 apartments available in the main building, where there is also a restaurant. It is best to book in advance for the upper area as there is only room for 10 caravans. Mokalo near Orebić | Tel. 020 71 34 20

 

The dream bay

There is a hidden pebble bay on the island of Vis, which is surrounded by steep rock walls and a beautiful sea of pale turquoise. In order to find it there is a steep footpath to take from Žužeca, which will lead you down to the paradise bay of Uvala Stiniva.  

 

A breath-taking view

Dubrovnik lies at your feet with the help of a cable-car to conquer Mount Srd, which is 412 metres tall. The local mountain provides the best views of the old town and the beautiful sea. During the Yugoslav War it became the symbol of Croatian defence and unfortunately the old cableway was destroyed at this time. It was only replaced by a new one in 2010 but the panoramic views remain outstanding. Anyone interested in the Croatian war of independence will find in-depth information and footage in the museum. Cableway daily 9am–9pm | 75 kunas for a trip up and down

 

Beach Club

The beach club of the popular Carpe Diem bar is the place to be seen in Hvar. The club runs its own shuttle service to its Carpe Diem Beach in Stipanska Bay on the island of Marinkovac. There is a restaurant, a lounge bar, a pool and various DJ’s creating the club-like atmosphere. May–Sept 8am–8pm, until midnight for events.

 

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